Sergeant William Thomas Fisher
M, #63, b. 2 June 1886, d. 4 July 1918
|Charts||Descendants Chart - Allexsander Aspland|
|Birth*||Sergeant William Thomas Fisher was born on 2 June 1886 at Grassmere, VIC, Australia.|
|Occupation*||He was a carpenter in 1911.|
|Residence*||He and Ada Rebecca Aspland lived in 1911 at Hopetoun Street, Camperdown, VIC, Australia, which was located opposite Ada's mother's house and had been built by her brother Les.|
|Marriage*||Sergeant William Thomas Fisher married Ada Rebecca Aspland, daughter of William Middleton Aspland and Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin, in 1911 at Camperdown, VIC, Australia.|
|Death*||Sergeant William Thomas Fisher died on 4 July 1918 at France at age 32.|
|Burial*||He was buried at Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France.1|
|Obit*||He had an obituary as follows: |
Late Private [sic] W.T. Fisher
There was a large congregation at the Camperdown Methodist Church on Sunday evening last, when the Rev. T. Pollard James preached a sermon in memory of the late Sergeant W T Fisher. Many of the members of the I.O.R., in which organisation the deceased soldier was prominent and had held all the chief offices, were present. A special anthem was sung by the choir. The front of the pulpit was draped with the Union Jack. The service was a most impressive one.
During the course of his remarks the Rev James said:
"One of the June Quarterly tickets that I wrote with pride from the members roll of this church recently was that of our dear and now sainted hero, Sergeant W T Fisher, AIF. Our dear brother enlisted 3 years ago, July 1915, and had a long period of strenuous service with the Australian Army, first in Egypt and more particularly in France. He was born in Grasmere 29 years ago, but resided in Camperdown nearly all his life. He made heroic sacrifice, how great none can tell save those who have left a devoted wife, father, mother and young children, such as he, to fight the good fight. The amiable and sterling qualities which endeared him not only to his nearest and dearest, but to all who knew him, also caused a wounded Geelong boy to say 'we never knew a sergeant like him.' He by these manly qualities soon won deserved promotion at the front, and he has lived up to the noblest ideals of an Australian soldier and a Britisher. Wounded two years ago he made a rapid recovery and returned again to the firing line, and made with his brothers, wife and parents, a noble contribution to the cause of freedom. We commend his dear ones to the Heavenly Father, Who now has him in His keeping, another star shining in his Redeemer's crown."
|Ada Rebecca Aspland b. 30 Sep 1886, d. 14 May 1955|
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